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The fan is the main source of cooling for the laptop. It is the component that keeps your device from overheating, and can be the main source of noise from the laptop. This guide will show the proper removal of the laptop's hard drive.

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  1. HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 2 HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the gray rubber pads on the bottom of the laptop. For our device we only needed to remove the two at the top.

  2. HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Use a Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the six 5.1 mm screws.

    • Use a JIS #1 screwdriver to remove the two 7.2mm screws.

  3. HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the case. Go slowly around the edge. You will hear popping noises, such are due to popping open the small joints that keep the cover attached.

  4. HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 2 HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a JIS #1 screwdriver to remove the six 4.7 mm screws.

  5. HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Battery might cause a small electric shock.

    • Use tweezers to disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

  6. HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement, Fan: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the power cable from the fan.

  7. HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 HP Envy x360 m6-aq005dx Fan Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to lightly pull the cable and disconnect it from the motherboard.

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    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to loosen the four 6.5 mm screws.

    • Do not fully remove the screws, just enough to be unattached from the motherboard.

    • Use a JIS #1 screwdriver to remove the two 7.7 mm screws.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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